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End of Year Report For OP

January 3rd, 2014 by Terry Meeuwsen

Outreach Summary / December 2013 Dear Friends and Family of Orphan’s Promise. We wanted to share some of the highlights in this past year with you. I’m amazed at what God has done with a handful of people and the generosity of folks like you! Formed in 2005, Orphan’s Promise has worked in 61 countries and […]

Honoring A Friend

December 17th, 2013 by Terry Meeuwsen

I’m always impressed at the creative ways people can come up with for raising money to help those less fortunate.  Our Office Manager, Stacy had a best friend who passed from this life into heaven before her time. Jennifer Sortino was a teacher, wife and loving mother to three children. It had always been her […]

Cub Scout Troop Helps OP!

January 21st, 2013 by Terry Meeuwsen

I’m always amazed when I see the creative ways that folks find to help us help deserving children. Under our FAQ’s posting, we explain how it’s not practical to give clothing or other items as the cost of shipping is prohibitive. It’s most cost-effective to buy items that are needed in country, so donating money […]

A Place Called Home

December 11th, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

A place to belong – a safe nurturing haven where you are valued and loved… this ought to be the birthright of every child.  Unfortunately, and for numerous reasons, millions of children around the world are alone and without family.  Why is this so important?  Because “family” is where we “become,” where we are taught […]

A Voice for the Voiceless

November 12th, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

Last week Orphan’s Promise was asked to be part of a wonderful event hosted by The Radiance Foundation. The event, Justice For All: A Conversation about Abortion, Poverty, Family & Faith, brought together some key people fighting on behalf of those that have no voice of their own – the orphaned and the unborn children […]

Many Parts, One Body

October 3rd, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

Orphan’s Promise hosted its first webinar this past Friday and we could not have kicked off this new venture with more perfect guests! Ryan and Bethany Bomberger are so incredibly creative, well spoken, and passionate about the value of life. They are an inspiration just to be around. If you were unable to join us […]

Helping Children Grow

September 21st, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

Every year, Orphan’s Promise provides an opportunity for children living in orphanages to attend camp. I cannot express what a difference this makes in the lives of these children. Many of them are living very sad lives with little interaction with any kind of loving supervisors. If they don’t have a place to go in […]

A Special Gift

September 6th, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

I recently witnessed the birth of my first grandchild. Isabella Victoria Piazza! She is absolutely beautiful. Seeing a child born never ceases to amaze me with the absolute miracle of life. I couldn’t help but think about the difference between Isabella’s little life and so many of the children we serve. She is wanted, loved […]

China To Mongolia & Beyond!

August 28th, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

Although we have special CBN or Orphan’s Promise Project Directors in the field, there are special occasions when I personally travel to different sites for a “look see” and to videotape the stories we find so we can share them with you. And so it was recently when our little Virginia Beach team left for […]

Making It Work In Mexico

August 16th, 2012 by Terry Meeuwsen

Orphan’s Promise supports three group homes for orphans in Oaxaca, Michoacan and Baja, Mexico. A total of 159 children are now being served with room for more. One of the things their Executive Director had asked for was money to buy fresh fruit for the children to help prevent disease and keep them healthy. Of […]